"Saxon Math" focuses on fundamental mathematics skills, targeting children from kindergarten through grade 12. This report focuses on middle school math, defined as grades 6 through 9. The 6th grade curriculum covers simplifying expressions containing parentheses, graphing functions, and understanding ratios and proportions. The 7th grade curriculum covers pre-algebra topics such as rate, powers, roots, and geometric proofs. The 8th grade curriculum covers all topics usually taught in pre-algebra in addition to topics from geometry and discrete mathematics. The 9th grade curriculum covers all topics usually taught in a first-year algebra course (such as exponents, roots, and algebraic word problems) as well as conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence, adaptive reasoning, and productive disposition. As stated by the developers, "Saxon Math" covers all five content and skill areas of NCTM standards and meets various state standards.